Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/peerless transmission


I have an old circa 1995 troy bilt 33" wide cut walk behind mower.
When the blades are engaged the transmission does not disengage in forward or reverse. If it is just started it disengages or the bladed are not engaged the transmission disengaged when you let go of the handle. We have tried adjusting the linkages and installed a new brake and disc and pads. Is this an internal tranny problem and if so what is malfunctioning in the transmission?

What is the model number of the Troy bilt machine or what is the Peerless transmission model number?

I can use either number but I need at least one of the model numbers so I can look up what you have.

This link has information on how to identify your transmission:


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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